Veco, your leather resin supplier

What are polyurethanic resins and which are the advantages of their use in leather working?

Polyurethanes is a family of chemical compounds employed in many processes. Polyurethanic resins are mainly designed to improve two important leather characteristics, which we consider of uttermost importance: quality and beauty. In terms of quality, polyurethanic resins enhance many essential leather properties leading to outstanding levels of water resistance, impressive dry and wet rub fastness values and incredible softness and fullness of garments. In terms of beauty, these resins ameliorate sealing, levelling and embossing of leather and they give a more natural aspect to the final product. However, not only do these resins improve the quality and beauty of the leather, they also greatly facilitate its manufacturing, providing excellent adhesion and enhanced film flexibility and allowing embossing without finishing cutting.

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Leather chemicals manufacturers and the importance of safety at work

Safety at work – a crucial issue

In tanneries and in leather industry in general safety is a crucial issue, and much has been done in this sense to ensure safer working environment and conditions.
In tanning and leather industries, as you might already know, various chemical products and substances are used, and also for this reason some people might think that the working conditions in this sector are not totally safe. However, we could claim that this is a sort of “misbelief”, in the sense that nowadays leather companies are more and more engaged in providing safe and agreeable conditions for the people who are employed in this sector. Moreover, many leather chemical manufacturers – like Veco – create and launch “green” products that do not damage the environment and are safe also for the people who are in contact with these substances as part of their work.

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Use of proteic binders in the process of finishing leather

The aim of using proteic binder in finishing

Finishing is done to enhance both the durability and the physical appearance of leather. The motivation behind finishing is to enhance the utilization properties of the leather and to shield it from soiling and wetting or to level out patches and grain faults. Most leather is worked by the use of suspensions of manufactured polymers, which may consolidate colors or shades. At Veco we provide proteic binders that are good for any leather!

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Plasters by Veco – Leather Filler Compound

Using Plaster as a Leather Filler Compound

Stucco plaster may sound as though it goes on a wall, however, it is also known in the leather industry as a good product to use for the finishing process of leather. A leather filler compound used during leather processing will provide a smooth, luxuriant look and feel to the leather. These products are intended to remove dents, marks, scratches, and scars which may be on the surface of the leather. Such stucco plasters also add beneficial properties to the leather, for instance, they help to improve the quality and durability of the finished leather product.

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Why is leather for fashion and upholstery always appreciated

Leather For Fashion Or Upholstery

Leather has been used for a long time as a part of fashion items. From gloves to shoes to accents in clothing, you can find leather everywhere. As part of furnishings, leather sets a softer, more relaxing mood when used on furniture in the home or office. In the fashion world, leather pants, skirts, jackets and raincoats are considered staple items to a quality wardrobe. Leather upholstery may take the form of car interiors, chairs, couches, and more. Stools are sometimes upholstered with leather, as are trinket boxes and books. Leather desk accessories such as wooden boxes with leather wrappings blend modern with classic looks to create something contemporary.

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Leather auxiliaries: effectiveness and environmental respect

What are leather auxiliaries?

On the website of Veco you can find many leather auxiliaries, which are useful (or, better to say, necessary) in many different phases of leather working. Continue reading if you want to learn more about these products, so you will be able to find your way in the field of leather auxiliaries and choose the perfect product for you.

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Leather tanning oil to enhance brightness and softness

What are the peculiarities of oil?

Leather tanning oil is a product used to confer special qualities to leather, and it is fundamental in the process of leather finishing.
In order to understand why oil is so important in leather finishing, you only need to think about the peculiarities of oil in general and about its functions: oil, indeed, has the capacity to make any surface smoother and brighter. We might say that also tanning oils are used for these reasons, but let’s have a deeper look at oils used in leather industry!

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How to improve leather resistance: leather chemicals and processes

Products and processes to enhance leather resistance

The processes of leather working are essential to confer specific peculiarities to hides. Resistance is one of these.
Various methods are used to enhance leather resistance in different phases of leather working, and specific leather chemicals are used to reach this aim. When we speak about leather resistance we mean both mechanical resistance and resistance to wear, which can be achieved through the tanning, re-tanning and fat-liquoring processes. As far as tanning is concerned, we can claim that chrome tanning is one of the most popular ones (about 80% hides are treated in this way). In addition to improving leather resistance, this process is fundamental also to convey a high level of water impermeability and permeability to air and water vapour. The tanning process is fundamental also to turn hides into hygienic products.

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